Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

A nonprofit organization

24 donors

33% complete

$5,000 Goal

We aim to stimulate interest in Fauquier County and Virginia history by preserving the evidence of our past, connecting it to our present and educating the community about its importance to our future.

More About Us

The Fauquier Historical Society has over 200 members dedicated to preserving Fauquier County's rich history. We maintain a local museum in Warrenton called the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. The museum preserves what was once one of America's longest running jails, a penitentiary complex that operated from 1808 until 1966. 

We are ready to start a new chapter in the museum, which will include a theater project that will allow our guests to experience the sights and sounds of the 200+ year history of this historical treasure. This project includes a professionally made film and theater to engage our visitors, which is a huge step forward for the museum and a tremendous opportunity for our visitors to hear individual stories related to the experiences of the past.

We are a small museum with a big mission, and we rely on generous donations from people in the community to continue our efforts. We would not be here without the incredible support we receive from you.  Thank you!

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Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail

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Arts & Culture


10 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186



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